From political uncertainty to finance and recruitment demands, economics is integral to everyday decision-making. The University of Bath recognises the importance of this, our Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) online MSc takes you beyond the research papers and into the real world, giving you insights you can put into action from day one. 
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Overview

The University of Bath is the first university in the UK to offer an Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) online MSc. 

By emphasising practice over theory, we provide time-pressed professionals with the opportunity to further their career prospects in economics, banking and finance.

  • Learn from industry-leading experts

The online master’s in economics is run by the Department of Economics, recognised globally for its research in economic theory, econometrics and finance. Our course is led by active, published researchers with years of experience in economics who will teach, support and inspire you throughout your studies.

You will learn how to analyse, interpret and critically evaluate economic data and research, how to use micro and macro-economics to guide strategic decision-making. During the 100% online course you will learn how to apply these principles you have learnt to real world economics and policy issues, and even your own research projects.

  • Enhance your career prospects

At the University of Bath, your employability is our biggest focus. Our course is bursting with contemporary ideas and unique case studies, providing you with all the theoretical knowledge, practical experience and confidence for a long & successful career in banking and finance. The Guardian rated our economics courses top for career prospects after six months in 2019. So, if you want to enhance your prospects and become the economics expert at your company, we can make it happen. 

Programme Structure

This 100% online course provides you with the same engaging and inspiring teaching as our campus course. It also provides professionals with the flexibility to tailor their learning around their lifestyle and career.

You will learn via immersive video material and real-life case studies, as well as benefit from direct and regular communication with other students and lecturers. The Online MSc Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) is a passage to cutting-edge research and sought-after careers.

For students that have not previously studied Economics or Maths for a while, there is a pre-sessional course which will be studied in 2 week induction.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Typically you should have a first or second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent. Plus A-level Maths (or at least one passed maths unit at degree level).
  • This course is taught and assessed in English. Applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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